• **LONG ISLAND PRESERVATION NEWS**

  • Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.
Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.

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  by Jeff Smith
 
Don, thank you for the update. I am sorry to hear about the losses due to the pandemic.

I stopped by briefly during Riverhead's Polish festival a few years back. It sounds like you have made some improvements since I was there last. I was not aware of your location in Greenport.

Please share how your fans can help with RMLI. If you'd like, start an RMLI-specific thread where you can post media using our new embed feature with this bbCode: [media][/media]
  by M1 9147
 
M-1’s are still there!

Neil
  by Frank
 
M1 9147 wrote: Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:46 pm M-1’s are still there!

Neil
That's good!

Were any M1s scrapped recently?
  by Twin Forks NRHS
 
Hello everyone!
Work continues on our Boston and Maine Osgood Bradley car 4590! After a few weeks of removing rotted sections of steel, the rebuilding process has finally begun! The following photographs show the work that has been done since our last update:

This photo shows where we last left off. The southwest end of the car has been taken apart. The trap and steps have been removed in preparation for the rebuilding process.
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When the steps were removed, they basically fell off as a result of all of the rot. We cut off the remaining section of the car that was still attached to the car and started prepping the steps to be reattached.
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As the steps were prepped for reattachment, the trap area was rebuilt. New steel was put up and any rotted areas were removed/replaced.
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Then the first new horizontal support beam went up!
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Before and after the new metal was put up on the car, the new metal was wire wheeled. After the new metal was put in place, it was immediately primed with etch primer.
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Then the new vertical support beams started going up.
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And after a few more minor repairs in the trap area, it was time to put the steps up on the car.
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And now with the Southwestern trap area done, we started applying more new vertical support beams.
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And we started moving towards the east end of the car
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Finally, this past Sunday, we put up the next horizontal support beam on the car!
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We are very excited to see all of this work being done, and we look forward to returning 4590 into her Minuteman glory!

With all of the work being done to our 4590, we would appreciate any donations. EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS and any donation would be greatly appreciated and will go right back into the work we are doing on 4590! Please support our work!
https://gofund.me/d1df055d
  by mirrodie
 
Save a SW1001. Haven’t those served the RR the longest?!
  by Twin Forks NRHS
 
mirrodie wrote:Save a SW1001. Haven’t those served the RR the longest?!
The MP15AC is about the same age as the 1001's. We would like to eventually save one of them, but only time will tell if we are able to or if the market value is to great for one to be donated.
  by Backshophoss
 
There're no new switchers being built by Wabtec/GE or Cat/EMD,The Mp-15's and SW-1001's are more desirable for their underframes to build a next gen battery loco or as slugs for road switcher units
Too much $$$ value to donate for now
  by ConstanceR46
 
Wasn't the plan as of a few years ago to recycle most of the E15s and E10s into a new order of "Green" diesels like the NYA's ones? They even drew up a cuomo-colored version of the classic Swoop and everything.
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